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    by Dabs Updated Jan 9, 2005

    The spot where the Cherry Pit now resides was the home of Harry's, a greasy spoon that was out of place in Deerfield.

    The Cherry Pit is a great place to have breakfast, not only is the food good but the owner and staff are extraordinarly welcoming and seem to know all of their clientele on a personal level. Kids and adults alike adore Kevin, the waiter, who knows everyone and makes everyone feel at home. The walls are covered with pictures dedicated to Kevin drawn by the kiddy clientele.

    My dad is a regular here and I join him occasionally when I can get out of bed early enough for breakfast.

    Favorite Dish: I usually order crunchy french toast, delicious and very filling. Another of my favorites is a ham and cheese omelet with a side of buttered sour dough bread. Dad usually gets one of their huge skillets and takes 1/2 of it home with him.

    The menu also features lunch items, only once did I try the Pit for lunch and it was pretty tasty too.

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    The Cherry Pit, Deerfield

    by rmdw Updated Oct 14, 2004

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    The Cherry Pit is a wonderful place to go for breakfast. Adults & kids will both love this place! It looks like an old fashioned diner but many of the offerings are modern, such as Crab Eggs Benedict - Yum!

    If you're lucky, your waiter will be "Kevin", a local actor. He is most engaging and quick on his feet so be prepared for a little fun repartee!

    A great day trip would consist of breakfast here, and then on your way back to the city stop in at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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    by Dabs Written Apr 4, 2004

    Back in the day when I could still eat donuts and not gain weight, I used to work next door to this bakery (Deerfield State Bank, now a US Bank branch) and we would get their awesome pecan rolls, cream filled chocolate donuts and many other tempting pastries. My dad tried to put one of the cream filled donuts through the drive up teller window, I still smile when I think about what that poor donut looked like when it was done :-)

    They also make awesome cakes, one of the best I ever had was for my bridal shower, a white cake with whipped cream frosting and layers of bananas and strawberries. Yum!

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Deerfield Transportation

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    by Dabs Written Jan 9, 2005

    Deerfield is well served by Metra's Milwaukee District North line, it takes 45 minutes to an hour to get to downtown Chicago's Union Station depending on if you get an express train or a milk run, one that makes all the stops.

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Deerfield Off The Beaten Path

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    by Dabs Updated Oct 12, 2003

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    This recent addition to Deerfield's housing stock has been nicknamed the pie house because it is shaped like a wedge of pie. Although it's hard to tell from the photo, the east side of the house measures 3 feet at the start.

    Amazingly the builders are asking $325,000 for this house!

    Deerfield has recently put restrictions on how big a home can be but they forgot to put restrictions on how small a home can be.

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